KATHMANDU, August 24: Huge public gatherings were witnessed in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area on Monday as people celebrating the Gaijatra festival flooded the area. In normal days, the scene would have been usual but at a time when the country is devastated by the second wave of COVID-19 triggered by the Delta Variant, such gatherings have worried public health experts and the authorities concerned.
KATHMANDU, August 6: Bremathang -- the area in the uplands of Helambu that is said to be the origin of the devastating landslides and floods of June 15 in Helambu Rural Municipality and Melamchi Municipality -- was once a grassland, a holy pilgrimage site for Tibetan buddhists, and a meditation center. The grassland that once stretched a few kilometers, at the base of the Himalayas, has now turned into a sand bank.
KATHMANDU, August 1: In an alarming case, all beds at the Intensive Care Units (ICUs), High Dependency Units (HDUs), emergencies and wards of the hospitals in Kathmandu are once again full with COVID-19 patients once again.
KATHMANDU, August 1: A fresh flood has occurred in the Melamchi River yet again. Following incessant rain on Saturday, the flood struck the region on Sunday morning, sweeping away the ‘Rato Pul’ along with 12 houses and tarp settlements damaged by the previous floods.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Navaneet Koirala, CEO and Founder of Koirala Capital LLC, and President and Founder of K Foundation Global Inc, currently studying Corporate and Personal Finance at Harvard University, can be best described as a social worker, who has made innumerable contributions to society.
KATHMANDU, July 31: As many as 3,779,932 people have received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccines and 1,621,754 people have been fully vaccinated in Nepal as of Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
Nepal is very much likely to witness devastation of a higher level than that of the second wave in the coming days, if effective steps are not taken to stem the further spread of the variants of COVID-19 in the country, warn experts
KATHMANDU, July 26: As of Sunday, 1,398,178 people are fully vaccinated and 3,383,038 people have received a single dose of vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal, according to the latest data issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
“It is strange why the number of tests is decreasing as the cases decrease. Instead, the government must conduct as many tests as possible while the cases are decreasing to detect every last case and reduce the rate of transmission.”
KATMANDU, June 29: The massive landslide in the Himalayas of Helambu Rural Municipality-1 of Sindhupalchowk district triggered a huge flash flood downstream that wiped away everything on its way on June 16.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Districts Administration Offices of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order allowing some more public activities.
KATHMANDU, June 25: A massive landslide and a flash flood hit Helambu Rural Municipality and downstream villages of Sindhupalchowk last week. It has almost been 10 days, and it won’t be otherwise to say that Helambu has remained disconnected from the rest of the world since then. Both motorable and suspension bridges have been swept away. There has been no communication network and electricity since June 16.
KATHMANDU, June 25: Local youths from Melamchi Ghyang, Dhusum and Tembathang, in collaboration with the Hyolmo Society of America (HSA), distributed relief materials and cash to flood and landslide victims of Timbu and Haldey of Helambu Rural Municipality- 1 on Friday.
KATHMANDU, June 22: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- have eased the prohibitory orders enforced to contain the second wave of the coronavirus from Tuesday.